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PostSubject: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 11:24

goin to look at a vr6 today but the bloke said the timing chains were worn. just wondered if it would be ok to drive home (90 miles) or if the chains were likely to snap?

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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 12:02


Unlikely to snap but they wear the idlers and they break up and chuck plastic all over the place then trash the galley they run in and can jump a tooth or two.

Dont peg the s**t out of it.

It should run nice and even from cold, not smoke and check number one plug before even starting it. if its black compared to the rest walk away. number one is back left plug nearest to the driver.

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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 12:09

Whats the matter with it if number 1 plug is black?
But do you think it would be ok to drive home with the chains like that?
Is there anything else i should look out for
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 12:58

the guy says that it is the timing chains but how will i know if it is the timing chains etc?

is there anything with the vr6's that i should look out for?
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 15:59

you will here the begger rattle when its cold
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 18:07

so if it is the timing chains it will rattle when cold?

i just want to make sure as it doesnt matter that the timing chains are loose etc i wil change them anyway but is there anything else too look out for?
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyWed Feb 02 2011, 19:22

Don't forget that the timing chain rattle will be on the gearbox end of the engine!

I would say you'll have to judge if it's safe to drive or not by how loud the rattle is, if it's fairly minor you should have no probs, if it sounds like it's eating the inside of the engine then I'd not risk it.
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyThu Feb 03 2011, 16:34

Im pretty sure it'll be fine to drive home, you'll be hard pressed to snap the chain as its the tensioners that break not the chain. Alot of VR's rattle abit on idle when cold but aslong as it isnt there when warm you should be ok.

Also replacing the chains is a gearbox off job, takes a fair bit of time to do.
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PostSubject: Re: timing chains   timing chains EmptyFri Feb 04 2011, 01:31

Dont forget it could be the run on pump rattling, mine was like a bag of nails when that went! If it is that its far far easier problem to sort although i think a genuine pump is nearly 80-90 squid.
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